difficult child 2 came home from school today and within 10 minutes we were having an argument over what shorts he could wear to soccer practice (which isn't for three more hours). And it escalated a bit (thanks, Dad!) until I dropped the subject and told husband to do the same. difficult child 2 was teary eyed and angry and frustrated and stuck and... just not himself. I quietly sat near him and proceeded to ask about his day. Just benign stuff, and he started to relax and come down from his amped up emotions. Nothing out of the ordinary it seemed in the way the day had played out. I asked if he felt okay, he said his throat was sore. No fever that I could feel. I asked him to let me look at his throat in the bathroom where the light is better, and it did look red. I know he's pretty tired from the new school schedule, so I suggested he lay down in his room for a bit. He's been sleeping over an hour now, poor guy. I hope he's not getting sick. I hope it's just a fatigue thing. But even if it is fatigue, I'm not sure what more we can do about it. He still has to do homework even if we skip soccer practice tonight. He went to bed at 9pm last night so it's not like he's staying up late. And I get him up at 7:15am. But this is my kid who needs to sleep 12-15 hours a night. This is going to be a really hard year if he can't adjust to the sleep issue.